Yahya A. Abushal

Chief Executive Officer

Sadara Chemical Company

Yahya A. Abushal joined Sadara Chemical Company as Chief Executive Officer in November 2022, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in the oil & gas industry, having previously led different functions within Saudi Aramco, including the Jazan Refinery Giga Project, Saudi Aramco Total Refinery (SATORP), and various other refineries. He also served on the Boards of SAMREF and S-Oil.

Prior to joining Sadara, Abushal served as the General Manager of Jazan Refinery, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle power plants and Economic City – a Giga Project with a total cost of $23 billion and the largest ever in Saudi Aramco’s portfolio. He was also Executive Director for SATORP and prior to that the Senior Project Engineer for the Qatif and Abu-Safah Crude Production Complex. In addition, Abushal served as General Manager of Ras Tanura Refinery, Manager of the Jeddah and Yanbu Refineries, and Manager of three Aramco departments: Facilities Planning, Inspection, and Consulting Services.

Abushal holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), an MBA degree in Business Administration from Open University Malaysia, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM.

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